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 Posted: Fri Apr 13th, 2012 06:45 pm
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We have a rather large forum on Wowbb 1.62 and we need to get the database into a 1.7 compatible format so we can move to UltraBB or another product.

I have a 1.7 package I downloaded from the old Wowbb site many years ago.   Does it do an auto-upgrade?  I don't seem to have a 1.7 upgrade package.

 

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 Posted: Fri Apr 13th, 2012 07:12 pm
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mgaretz wrote: We have a rather large forum on Wowbb 1.62 and we need to get the database into a 1.7 compatible format so we can move to UltraBB or another product.

I have a 1.7 package I downloaded from the old Wowbb site many years ago.   Does it do an auto-upgrade?  I don't seem to have a 1.7 upgrade package.

 

Hello and welcome. Do you have access to the client area? If so, just put in a support request and Jim can handle the upgrading for you

If you dont have access or dont know your log in, PM me here with your username there and I can re-send your password.

Di

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 Posted: Fri Apr 13th, 2012 10:15 pm
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Thanks Di. We don't have access to the client area. We need to upgrade first to wowbb 1.7, not straight to ultra. At that point there are some tools that will convert to products that compete with ultra. We may end up with ultra but I don't want mislead you and say that we will.

My members are looking for better search capability and better browser compatiblity, and ultra isn't there yet.

So I will ask again, will the package I have upgrade from 1.62 to 1.7?

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 Posted: Fri Apr 13th, 2012 10:23 pm
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We don't know what package you have. I would copy all the board files first for a backup. In the "package" if there is a file called "upgrade.php" then you have the right package and can upload the new files then run the upgrade.php file in a browser.

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 Posted: Sat Apr 14th, 2012 12:44 am
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I'm not sure if theres an upgrade.php there but I don't recall seeing one. If I don't have it, is it still available?

A bit of history: I was one of the very early adopters of wowbb and responsible for a lot of features that other products ended up copying. Because of this and my bug reporting Aycan gave me free lifetime upgrades. I realize this doesn't mean much now....

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 Posted: Sat Apr 14th, 2012 01:13 am
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Yes I still have access to the wowbb 1.7 upgrade, I'll provide a link in PM right after I find it.

I bet I would remember you since I got in pretty early myself.

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 Posted: Sat Apr 14th, 2012 03:26 am
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Thanks Jim. I'm lucky if I remember what I had for lunch!

I seem to recall there was someone Aycan hired to handle support, was that you?

(I did check my files and I don't have an upgrade version, so thanks again for the link)

Mark

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